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Freakonomics

The Maddest Men of All: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Our previous Freakonomics Radio episode, "Hacking the World Bank," discussed how Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, is using the insights of behavioral economics to fight poverty. Kim ackno...

The Maddest Men of All Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “The Maddest Men of All“ [MUSIC: Pearl Django, “Almost Home” (from Collected Original Compositions)] Rory SUTHERLAND: I’m Ro...

New Miracle Sleep Aid Discovered!

From a podcast listener named Jessica Graham in Sydney, Australia: My name is Jess and for most of my adult life I have been afflicted by various forms of sleeplessness. Would I call it insomnia? I...

Hacking the World Bank Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Hacking the World Bank” [MUSIC: The Diplomats of Solid Sound, “Soul Slaw” (from Instrumental, Action, Soul)] Stephen J. DUBN...

Hacking the World Bank: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Since its inception in 1944, the World Bank, a multilateral organization charged with financing the development of poor nations, has been led by macroeconomists, bankers, and government insiders. T...

Is There a Better Way to Fight Terrorism? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Next week, the White House is hosting a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (known to most laypeople as "terrorism"). It was originally scheduled for last year but got delayed – and then put ...

Is There a Better Way to Fight Terrorism? Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Is There a Better Way to Fight Terrorism?” [MUSIC: Carson Henley, “Fire” (from 100 Hours)] Stephen J. DUBNER: Next week, the...

Great Companies Needed

My good friend and colleague John List has very ambitious summer plans. We’ve both believed for a long time that the combination of creative economic thinking and randomized experiments has the ...

Lend Your Voice to Freakonomics Radio

We're working on an episode about behavior change -- essentially, how to get yourself to do the things you should be doing but often don't. It revolves around the fascinating research of Katy Milkm...

How Efficient Is Energy Efficiency? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Arik Levinson is an environmental economist at Georgetown who spent some time as a senior economist for environmental issues with the Council of Economic Advisors (C.E.A.) under President Obama. ...